Here’s what’s trending

It’s Monday and we’re trying something new here at the TDS Business Blog. We’re going to give you a look at some of the trending business and economic topics.

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First, according to the Associated Press the gap in employment rates between America’s highest-and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago. Rates for the lowest income families are nearing those of the great depression.

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Second, Federal Reserve officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. When they do they will have a lot to discuss. According to this article from the Wall Street Journal they have three sources of economic uncertainty to tackle: U.S. interest rates, unsettling events abroad, and another budget battle in Washington.

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Finally, there is some good news in regards to the economy. According to the New York Times U.S. industrial output is up. Production rose 0.4 percent in August thanks to an increase in motor vehicle assembly. The rise was on par with what economists’ predicted.

That’s what’s trending today. Comments? Thoughts? Let us know below or by reaching out to us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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